14 Jesus returned to Galilee, full of the Spirit’s power. News about him spread everywhere. 15 Jesus taught in their synagogues, and everyone praised him. 16 When he arrived in Nazareth, where he had grown up, he went to the synagogue on the Sabbath day as usual. 17 The scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Jesus unrolled the scroll and found the place where it’s written: 18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has anointed me to announce good news to the destitute. He has sent me to proclaim that prisoners will be released, the blind will see, the oppressed will be freed, 19 and to proclaim the time of the Lord’s favor.” 20 He rolled up the scroll and gave it back to the attendant. Then he sat down. Everybody in the synagogue was staring at him. 21 “This Scripture you’ve just heard has been fulfilled today!” he told them.
22 Everybody expressed their approval of him, amazed at the gracious words that came from his lips. “Isn’t this Joseph’s son?” they wondered.” 23 Jesus replied, “I’m sure you’ll repeat this proverb to me, ‘Physician, heal yourself!’ and ask, “Why don’t you do here in your own hometown what we heard you did in Capernaum?” 24 But I tell you the truth, no prophet is accepted in his hometown. 25 I guarantee that there were many widows in Israel during the time of Elijah when there was a drought for three and a half years, causing a great famine throughout the country. 26 Yet Elijah wasn’t sent to any of them. He was sent to a widow in Zarephath in the region of Sidon! 27 Even though there were many lepers in Israel in the time of Elisha, the only one who was healed was Naaman the Syrian!”
28 When they heard this everyone in the synagogue became furious. 29 They jumped to their feet and threw him out of the town. Then they dragged him to the top of the hill on which the town was built in order to throw him off the cliff. 30 But he walked right through them and went on his way.